Make Module Obsolecence Notices Publicly Available!

Justin Wagner 4 months ago updated by Matt 3 months ago 1

It's recently come to my attention that the final order for new XA2 and XS2 modules is this month (January, 2024). This blindsided us, since we never received any warning for this. We were instructed to move to the newer XC expansion modules, but never given a date of when production of these would be discontinued. There was a Parker notice sent out in April, but this never made it to us as an OEM/end user, so now we're scrambling to figure out a strategy for service and replacement of the hundreds of modules we have in the field, if there's any issues in the future. There's not a great way to replace these, especially in systems that use an MD3, since the XC series is only compatible with IQANDesign 6.00+ and the MD3s aren't supported in those newer versions. These MD3 systems will likely require a full controls overhaul due to one faulty module.

Can Parker please post these notices publicly somewhere where end users/OEMs can see these directly from Parker?

Or is there a mailing list that we could sign up for to receive these notices?

Solely relying on vendors to filter out and forward important notices such as this to end users/OEMs is clearly not sufficient.


Power saving/Idle mode for modules

Fredrik Forsberg 7 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 4 years ago 1


It would be nice to be able to set some kind of power saving/idle mode for a module.

Meaning it could be in power saving mode with a very low cycle time and inactivated I/O's, waiting for a trigger event.

In our application this could be used as for e.g. a diesel heater timer. Then we could integrate the diesel heater to the iqan display.



obsolete hardware database

andyr 2 years ago 0

i see once again on the forum desperate users are chasing around for obsolete parts to maintain existing older systems. We are a Parker distributor and Iqan specialist ourselves and as such have quite a lot of obsolete and/or older hardware on the shelf we no longer specify for our new applications- I imagine there are many others in a similar position with kit lying unused that other users need urgently. How about a forum based database or similar where holders of kit they don't need can upload details, to indicate their unwanted stockholding and potential buyers could offer against? 


4-20mA , 0-5,0-10 VDC industrial command signals

Steve Liljestrand 7 years ago updated by Theo 6 years ago 4

The MC4x now has Current loop inputs (4-20 mA) but no 4-20 mA Output. 

Does Parker IQAN ever plan to offer a module (ICP Compatible) with Industrial output command signals Such as 4-20mA , 0-5VDC and 0-10 VDC?

I work with some Hybrid applications that integrate Industrial PLC's with IQAN Mobile controllers.

We are often struggling with signal integration between the two platforms. I know there are CAN to Analog solutions but they cost money and take time to integrate.


Functional safety for steer by wire

Our colleagues at Parker LORD are running a webinar on functional safety for steer by wire next week:



Substitute a L90ls electrovalve with resistances:

Dingoma 6 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 6 years ago 3

Hello, I want to know if is possible to substitute a L90ls electrovalve with a resistence to check an expansion module.
I want to make a  bank to conect a master or a slave module (XP2, XA2, MC43...) and check outputs of the module.
As the electrovalve has 21-23 ohms, I've used a 20 and 30 ohms resistence, but  "open load" error appears with both options.
Is there any way to check the outputs with a test bank?


LSL with full Latching/Detent

Barth Hollanddrain 9 years ago updated by Johan Lidén (Product manager) 9 years ago 1

Is there any development in an (for example) LSL jostick with full detend/latching

So that the joystick stays in position.

We've had a couple occasions where this would be a great solution.


The IQAN-LSL joystick is available with different detent options, both mechanical and electromagnetic options with different characteristics like detent postions and spring forces. You can read more about them in the datasheet and instruction book.



Instruction book



MDL C2 Programming Connector 5030110

Evert-Jan 2 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 2 years ago 2

Does anyone have information about the MDL C2 connector and connections?

Because programming cable 5030110 is no longer available, I have to make this cable myself.


Long Delivery Time Of Hardware?

Kevin 3 years ago updated by Richard 2 years ago 5

We have been told by our distributor here in the UK that all hardware (displays, master modules, expansions etc) are on minimum 12-14 week delivery time. Is this likely to improve any time soon?

Minimum of 3 months delivery for a component if we have one fail on a machine seems a very long time to wait!


control a servo with pulse range 500-2500us and frequency 50-330hz(DSS-M15S)

chuck streb 3 years ago updated by Arbutus 3 years ago 3

I am setting up my first project, run a servo.

I see how to set the frequency of the tag, but i don't see how to set pulse width.

0%=500us pulse  100%=2500us pulse.

Any example would be helpful 

Thank you !